New vaccination requirements – No Jab No Pay: Impact for OOSH

Many services will be aware of new immunisation requirement, which came into effect from January 2018. These new requirements do not apply to OOSH services. Currently the following children are exempt from the new requirements:

Children who are enrolled in formal schooling (for example, attending before and after school care both on school campuses or externally)

Service will still need to comply with the National Education & Care Regulations (r162) and collate information on the immunisation status of the children enrolled at the service….

More information about the OOSH exception and the No Jab No Pay can be found on the on the NSW Health website at www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/childcare_qa.aspx or contact your local public health unit (PHU) on 1300 066 055.